Famous physicist and author Stephen Hawking passed away today, aged 76. He was praised for his work with relativity and black holes, among other things. He was the author of numerous popular science books and ambassador of science.
When he was 22, Hawking was diagnosed with a rare form of motor neuron disease and given a few more years of life. Though he spent most of his life in a wheelchair and unable to speak, he beat all the chances that the doctors have given him.
Many people and organizations went on Twitter to say their goodbyes. He will be missed.
Remembering Stephen Hawking, a renowned physicist and ambassador of science. His theories unlocked a universe of possibilities that we & the world are exploring. May you keep flying like superman in microgravity, as you said to astronauts on @Space_Station in 2014 pic.twitter.com/FeR4fd2zZ5
— NASA (@NASA) March 14, 2018
His passing has left an intellectual vacuum in his wake. But it's not empty. Think of it as a kind of vacuum energy permeating the fabric of spacetime that defies measure. Stephen Hawking, RIP 1942-2018. pic.twitter.com/nAanMySqkt
— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) March 14, 2018
— The Big Bang Theory (@bigbangtheory) March 14, 2018
Genius is so fine and rare. Goodbye Professor Hawking. You inspired and taught us all. pic.twitter.com/9Drdnv2eEe
— Chris Hadfield (@Cmdr_Hadfield) March 14, 2018
— Scott Kelly (@StationCDRKelly) March 14, 2018
there’s a big black hole in my heart hours before Pi day. Rest In Peace @Steven_Hawking… See you in the next ❤️
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) March 14, 2018
The world has lost a beautiful mind and a brilliant scientist. RIP Stephen Hawking
— Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai) March 14, 2018
R.I.P. Stephen Hawking.
May he now have answered the question of why it is that we and the universe exist.
May he now know the mind of God.
— Adam Baldwin (@AdamBaldwin) March 14, 2018
"I was fortunate enough to meet one of my great idols, somebody who really changed the world for the better, Professor Stephen Hawking. I will never forget meeting him – he was funny and engaging. He helped the entire human race understand the place we live a little better." pic.twitter.com/P5jHYcSfLZ
— Duran Duran (@duranduran) March 14, 2018